“Yeah, look, now we have curiosity in Todd. We do,” head coach Dan Campbell mentioned. “We’re speaking with he and his agent. We do, now we have curiosity in him.”
“I’ve heard nothing however nice issues about his intangibles,” offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn mentioned. “For what Dan’s making an attempt to get carried out right here, culture-wise, I feel he’d be a superb match if we may get him.”
Nonetheless, it’s been two weeks since Gurley’s go to to the Lions and he hasn’t been signed but. Now the two-time Pro Bowl operating again is taking a free agency visit with the Baltimore Ravens, and Campbell seems to be singing a distinct tune.”
“I do know he’s headed on the market. There once more, look, we’re not sweating it,” Campbell mentioned. “Can we like the child? Sure, we do. However we’re—hey, if it really works, it really works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Nevertheless it’ll be on our phrases.”
It’s an fascinating shift in strategy however seemingly speaks to a possible snag in negotiations. Whether or not it’s a cash or a job difficulty is just not clear. Clearly, Gurley would have some stiff competitors to get snaps in Detroit, because the Lions closely invested in D’Andre Swift with a second-round decide final yr, albeit below a distinct regime. In addition they signed Jamaal Williams to a two-year, $7 million deal this offseason.
Regardless of the trigger, it seems whereas the Lions nonetheless like Gurley because the participant, his signing doesn’t seem like as imminent because it seemed final week.